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Gregory S DeFotis vs William Lombardy
US Championship (1972), New York, NY USA, rd 7, May-03
Indian Game: Tartakower Attack (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-29-15  Caissanist: Burt Hochberg cites this in the tournament book as a good example of how to exploit your opponent's time pressure. Lombardy of course has a totally won position after move 29, but he only has about one minute left on his clock (no increments in those days). Hochberg writes:

<Often players whose opponents are short of time will speed up in attempting to push the opponent over and deprive him of the chance to think when his clock is not running. But the best way to exploit an opponent's time shortage is to make well-considered *quiet* moves--the idea is to avoid making forcing moves because they are the easiest to answer quickly.>

Indeed, De Fotis does a good job here of preventing whatever shot would have won the game <last> move, forcing Lombardy to think on his own time. Not surprisingly, he misses simple wins on pretty much every turn from moves 30-38, finally blowing a piece with 38..Nf6?? and having to settle for a draw.

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